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Run Time: 98 minutes
Lara is a complicated person. Throughout her life she has managed to push everyone away, including colleagues, friends, and family. On her 60th birthday, Lara finds herself completely alone, buying up the remaining tickets to her son’s upcoming concert and handing them out to strangers. A renowned concert pianist, Lara’s son, Viktor, is widely known as a musical genius. The debut of his first original orchestral composition is expected to be the biggest moment of his career. And Lara, who has spent the majority of her life preparing her son for greatness, is determined to attend (even if the rest of her family prefers she stays away). As Viktor’s highly anticipated performance draws near, Lara’s emotions begin to spiral. Confronted with the old wounds of her own professional failures, Lara tears into Viktor’s confidence just hours before his show, and her harsh criticism threatens to derail everything he has worked so hard to achieve. Following a day in the life of a troubled and tumultuous character, LARA is a layered drama filled with music, emotion, and regret. (In German with subtitles) — G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:35 PM ET
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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